MSSD Teacher & Teaching Fellow

Gallaudet University
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Job Title: MSSD Teacher & Teaching Fellow
Location: Gallaudet University
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Full/Part Time:
Job ID: 159
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POSITION: MSSD Teacher & Teaching Fellow

Anticipated teaching openings for the 2021-2022 School Year at Model Secondary School for the Deaf:

Teacher Positions:

English Teacher
Social Studies Teacher
Math Teacher
Science Teacher
Chemistry Teacher

Teaching Fellow Positions:

Science Teaching Fellow
Math Teaching Fellow


Major responsibilities include planning, implementing and researching effective instructional practices that maximize student learning; accountable for student achievement; develops instructional plans/units in alignment with established standards; collaborates with other educators on teams/departments to provide an effective instructional program; documents and monitors student progress; communicates with families regarding student progress; maintains professional growth; accountable for student safety; engages in action research for continuous improvement of instruction.


All MSSD Departments (and Kendall Demonstration Elementary School (KDES) Team 6-7-8

(Content areas are mainly English, Science, Mathematics and Social Studies) – requires a Master’s degree in Deaf Education or the content area (if the Master’s degree is in Deaf Education, the Bachelor’s degree must be in the content area or the candidate must present proof of state certification in the content area).

KDES Early Childhood Education:

Requires a Master’s degree in Deaf Education or Early Childhood Education (if the Master’s degree is in Deaf Education, the Bachelor’s degree must be in Early Childhood Education, or the candidate must present proof of state certification in early childhood education).

KDES Team 1-2-3 and Team 4-5

Requires a Master’s degree in Deaf Education or Elementary Education (if the Master’s degree is in Deaf Education, the Bachelor’s degree must be in Elementary Education or the candidate must present proof of state certification in elementary education).

Teaching Fellow:

Requires bachelor’s degree in the content, deaf education or education, have minimal teaching experience, be enrolled or eligible to enroll in a graduate program in the content area, Deaf Education or Education at any greater Washington D.C. area university or college that is accredited.

All positions require:

  • Knowledge and understanding of child development and/or adolescent needs
  • Ability to provide/implement appropriate instructional activities for elementary and/or secondary school students
  • Demonstrated proficiency in American Sign Language required


  • Send a letter of interest
  • A completed Gallaudet University Application Form (link)
  • Up-to-date Resume
  • Copies of all valid licenses to teach (if you possess any)
  • A copy of unofficial transcripts of all degrees
  • Submit all of the materials electronically to Clerc Center Human Resources by emailing to [email protected]


  • Required Orientation Training: The week of August 9, 2021. The training will be one week intensive if hired. Compensation will be paid for attending training.
  • All employees hired must undergo and pay for a background investigation if selected for the job and must be cleared before starting first day on the job. Reports from Background Check and Gallaudet Conduct & Security Office must be in a good standing.
  • Compensation: According to Teacher pay schedule. Teacher pay begins on August 16, 2021.
  • Hours: Full Day – 8:15am – 3:45pm
  • Deadline: Until Filled


Click on Gallaudet University Application Form link:

Any vacant position that will be filled is depended upon resignations received and funding available. If you get the job offer, we will require official transcripts before final hiring process is being finalized and approved.

Teaching Fellow Requirements:

Be enrolled or eligible to enroll in a graduate program in the content area, Deaf Education or Education at any university or college that is accredited.

Fellows will teach in the Extended School Year (ESY) program each summer while in the Fellows Program at Clerc Center, unless enrolled in graduate coursework during this time period. Fellows will receive separate compensation for this work.

Fellows must enroll in a graduate program and complete a Master’s degree in the content area, Deaf Education or Education (or additional training in the content area if the Fellow already possesses a Master’s degree) within a four-year period.

The University reimburses eligible employees (Fellows) for each course during an academic year up to the amount of Gallaudet University’s Board-approved tuition amount.

Requirements if hired as Teaching Fellow:

Fellows agree to submit a copy of proof of application into a Master’s degree program to the Fellow’s supervisor before October 1st (after a hire date of August 16th); further, Fellows will also provide proof of acceptance into the Master’s degree program upon receipt and no later than the end of January of the first year of hire (after a hire date of August 16th).

Fellows agree to submit a plan of study (the Fellow’s Plan for Taking Courses form) to their supervisor, and Clerc Center HR Office at the beginning of each semester (no later than October 1st for first semester and no later than January 31st for 2nd semester) to ensure timely completion of the Master’s degree. Fellows will turn in a copy of their grade report each semester – no later than 10 days after grades are issued.

The Fellows appointment is contingent upon the results of two reviews each academic year (to be held no later than November 1st and February 1st) of their teaching ability and of their progress towards obtaining their Master’s degree.

If you have any questions, please contact Clerc Center Human Resources Office at [email protected].



Gallaudet University, the world’s premier university for living and learning in ASL and English, founded in 1864 by an Act of Congress, which was signed into law by President Abraham Lincoln.



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Mission Statement:

As a strategic collaborator at Gallaudet University, it is the mission of Human Resources to maximize the potential of our greatest asset - our employees.  We embrace change and the opportunities it brings. We are committed to recruiting, developing and retaining a high-performing diverse and bilingual workforce.


Vision Statement:

To be recognized as a valued and trusted strategic partner that supports the mission of Gallaudet University and become an Employer of Choice for top talent.



  • We value, encourage and support a diverse, inclusive and bilingual workforce;
  • We cultivate a culture where people are motivated, valued and engaged;
  • We create and enhance strategic partnerships through collaboration;
  • We continually improve individual and organizational effectiveness; and
  • We enhance services through technology.


Core Values:

Belonging: We cultivate a sense of belonging by valuing, encouraging, engaging and supporting a diverse and bilingual workforce.

Inclusiveness: We solicit the input of others and strive for transparency and inclusiveness and encourage the diversity of thoughts, experiences, and backgrounds.

Service: We have a passion for customer service and are committed to knowing our employees, anticipating their needs, and exceeding expectations.

Openness: We are open to possibilities and foster creativity and innovation to support continuous improvement.

Nobility: We honor our commitments and conduct our work in a manner that promotes fairness, confidentiality, respect, honesty, and trust. We lead by example and advocate equitable treatment in our behaviors, policies, and practices.


Generous Benefit

Gallaudet employees have access to a wide variety of benefits, including:

* Competitive federal insurance plans
* Generous paid time off
* Federal retirement plan matching contributions up to 5% of your pay
* Workplace flexibility
* Career growth opportunities
* Educational benefits & assistance 
* Bison perks and discounts


Learning Opportunities

Gallaudet University is a community where the personal and professional development of our employees always continues. Employees can choose to:

  • Pursue an advanced degree with support from the university’s educational benefits program
  • Participate in on-site professional development as well as LinkedIn courses at no cost
  • Make the most of opportunities such as professional conferences, workshops, and seminars.


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  • Students: 1523
  • Alumni: 23,000
  • Employees: 900

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Gallaudet at a glance

  • Bilingual, diverse, multicultural institution
  • Includes the Laurent Clerc National Deaf Education Center, a beacon of Deaf education
  • Has a range of programs, resources, and services that includes the following
    • National Deaf Education Center
    • Kendall Demonstration Elementary School (KDES)
    • Model Secondary School for the Deaf (MSSD)

    Based in the heart of Washington, D.C.

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